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Wales include Joe Ledley in 23-man squad

Joe Ledley. PHOTO: skysports.com

Joe Ledley. PHOTO: skysports.com

Joe Ledley has been selected in Wales’ squad for Euro 2016 after returning to training less than a month after breaking his leg.

Manager Chris Coleman says he does not know when Ledley will be available to play in France.

Adam Matthews, Paul Dummett, Emyr Huws and Wes Burns were cut from Chris Coleman’s training camp group.
Coleman dismissed concerns over the fitness of Gareth Bale. He suffered cramp in the Champions League final.

Three players – forwards Tom Bradshaw and Tom Lawrence and defender Adam Henley – were not considered because of injuries.

Wales begin their campaign against Slovakia on 11 June, before facing England five days later.

Ledley, 29, missed the FA Cup final after being injured playing for Crystal Palace on 7 May.

Manager Chris Coleman, who recently signed a new deal after leading Wales to a first major tournament in 58 years, says Ledley ‘is looking good’ and should be back to play his part in the group stages.

“We can’t say he is going to be ready, we don’t know that,” he said.

“He’s included because of what he brings to the squad.

“He deserves the chance. The conversation is, what stage of the group games will he be available for?

“He is in the squad because he is looking good.

“In the last three or four years he has been fantastic for us.”

Coleman also said striker Hal Robson-Kanu is suffering with a ‘leg issue’ while Joe Allen is also struggling for fitness ahead of Wales’ final warm-up game in Sweden on 5 June.


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